How does a writer live in times of confinement? Does confinement transform the artist or the philosopher? What is the place of philosophy when we remain locked in a room? Bluntly, Ananda Devi, one of our finest, most prolific and studied feathers around the world, admits that she is getting " fierce ". As she no longer travels to participate in literary events, she has completed two novels and written a play, while watching the passing of the seasons in her garden in France.